1971 Porsche 914/6 GT280.000-340.000 EUR - Estimate

1971  Porsche  914/6 GT

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German title
Chassis n° 9140432505

- Prepared in period by one of the best Porsche specialists
- Outstanding competition provenance in 1971-1972
- Magnificently restored to its original configuration
- Eligible for all the best historic events

Reference Number 618239

as of 7/6/2020

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Car 1971 Porsche 914/6 GT
VIN 9140432505 
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Known History

Although this is not a “ factory “ 914/6 in the strictest sense of the word, this car was prepared by one of the best specialists in the field and enjoyed a racing provenance that would not have shamed an “ official “ car. Bought new and registered on 19 February 1971 by Friedrich Graepel, head of a mechanical engineering company and amateur racing driver, the car was sent to Autohaus Max Moritz to be prepared to GT spec. At the time Max Moritz was a leading Porsche preparer, whose team had run one of the quickest 914/6s during the 1970 season. His involvement allowed Friedrich Graepel's car to be particularly competitive during the 1971 season, notably in rounds of the German Rally Championship (Deutsche Rallye Meisterschaft).

After a retirement in its first race of the year, in the Lyon-Charbonnières-Stuttgart-Solitude during March, the 914/6 soon made up for this with two second place finishes in the 2-litre class. The first occasion was in the Ulm Rallye ADAC and the second in the “Sportliche Prufungsfahrt“ at the Solitde circuit in October.

The car's competition career continued in 1972 when it took part in six rounds of the German Rally Championship, winning its class in the Stuttgart-Strasbourg-Stuttgart stage. There was also a fourth place in the Lyon-Charbonnières stage and a fifth in the Olympia rally, which incidentally was won by a factory Alpine berlinetta in the hands of Jean-Pierre Nicolas and Jean Todt. In other words, this Porsche 914/6 was not just out for the ride, but was competing at the highest level in international rallies.

The car was then left unused for two seasons before being taken out again in 1975, when Friedrich Graepel entered the Lyon-Charbonnières rally. Unfortunately, he was the victim of an accident that prevented the Porsche from continuing its racing career. It was stored as it was for some years before coming to light again in 2001, following the death of Friedrich Graepel. Acquired by the specialist Mittelmotor, the car was subjected to a full restoration, with scrupulous attention paid to its original competition configuration including the upgraded engine by Max Moritz to Carrera 6 spec and a test on the rolling road confirmed 218 hp.

 

Today the car is prepared to FIA homologation spec, and we advise interested parties to consult the file for details of the car's technical characteristics and bodywork. There is also a full history file covering highlights of the car's outstanding career. It is eligible for all the most prestigious historic events, including Tour Auto and Le Mans Classic, where is will undoubtedly be highly competitive, as it was in period. In addition, it is registered to be driven on the road.

An undervalued model, the 914/6 has great road-handling and enjoys the reliability expected of the German manufacturer. Precious qualities for anyone wanting to take part in the best international events.